NOW Foods Solutions Liquid Lanolin -- 4 fl oz
Versatile and so easy to use….
I started using lanolin to (heavily) treat/waterproof my wool diaper covers. This lanolin dissolves instantly in hot, soapy water, and I've never had any of the spotting problems other people talk about. I've been so pleased that I've started soaking my wool socks, wool hiking clothes, and (occasionally) my cashmere sweaters, too, because the lanolin really softens the fibers, moisturizes the skin underneath, and naturally repels water. I loved the way my hands felt after treating the wool, so now I dab a tiny bit on my hands from time to time, and it really protects my hands from over-washing, rather like "liquid gloves." Upon a nurse's recommendation, I started rubbing a bit on my son's lips and chin, whenever they start to chap… then one day I "just kept going," (as my husband said) because I couldn't believe how soft it made his skin. A little goes a long way. I've since begun using it to moisturize my lips, and I mixed a drop with my argan oil and use it as an evening facial moisturizer. Unfortunately, it does have a distinct sheep smell, but the smell fades and, to be honest, I've grown rather fond of it. My husband says it smells "like a baby," which can't be too bad. I live in an extremely cold, dry, severe climate, which destroys our skin. It's almost impossible to get products to absorb through the dry, top layer, but this lanolin does an amazing job. The liquid form is even easier to use.
February 19, 2014